Sunday, May 12, 2013

Dandelions - Sold

SOLD - Dandelions, Acrylic on Paper, 10"x9"
Here in Vermont it is dandelion season - there are millions of dandelions everywhere you look.  After a long (and gray) winter, the golden yellow is absolutely gorgeous.  Plus, they have a wonderful honey scent - the bees know what they're doing. 

In this painting, I paired the golden yellow with a host of grays, whites and blacks (all made with red, blue, yellow and white paint - I almost never actually use black paint).  I placed the vase of dandelions in a bright sunny window, and set out to capture the blinding back light, the intense shadows and, of course, that gorgeous golden yellow.  Loads of fun.